Swales vs Swaled - What's the difference?

swales | swaled |

As a noun swales

is .

As a verb swaled is





  • swaled



  • (swale)

  • swale


    Etymology 1

    , from (etyl), "shade", perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to (etyl) svalr


    (en noun)
  • A low tract of moist or marshy land.
  • A long narrow and shallow trough between ridges on a beach, running parallel to the coastline.
  • A shallow troughlike depression that's created to carry water during rainstorms or snow melts; a drainage ditch.
  • A shallow, usually grassy depression sloping downward from a plains upland meadow or level vegetated ridgetop.
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  • Jane climbed a few more paces behind him and then peeped over the ridge. Just beyond began a shallow swale that deepened and widened into a valley, and then swung to the left.
  • A shallow trough dug into the land on contour (horizontally with no slope). Its purpose being to allow water time to percolate into the soil.
  • Etymology 2

    See sweal.


    (en noun)
  • (UK, dialect) A gutter in a candle.
  • Verb

  • (melt and waste away, or singe)
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